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Alphabet To Internet

Author : Irving Fang
ISBN : 9781317616696
Genre : Social Science
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What Greek philosopher thought writing would harm a student’s memory? Was the poet Byron’s daughter the first computer programmer? Who plays more video games, women over 18 or teenage boys? In Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives, Irving Fang looks at each medium of communication through the centuries, asking not only, "What happened?" but also, "How did society change because of this new communication medium?" and, "How are we different as a result?" Examining the impact of different media on a broad, historical scale—among them mass printing, the telegraph, film, the internet, and advertising—Alphabet to Internet takes us from the first scratches of writing and the origins of mail to today's video games, the widespread and daily use of smartphones, and the impact of social media in political uprisings across the globe. A timeline at the end of each chapter places events in perspective and allows students to pinpoint key moments in media history. Now in its third edition, Alphabet to Internet presents a lively, thoughtful, and accessible introduction to media history.

Alphabet To Internet

Author : Irving E. Fang
ISBN : UOM:39015080825402
Genre : History
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"Alphabet to Internet: Mediated Communication in Our Lives," a survey history of our media of communication, considers how all of us are affected by the means we have devised for recording and communicating information. From the start of writing things down, mediated communication has nudged our world onward, again and again. It has changed the way we choose to live.Beginning with the evolution of writing and the alphabet from Sumer to Greece, Alphabet to Internet traces in a brisk and lively style the development and the impact of printing, still and motion photography, mail service, the telegraph, the telephone, recording, broadcasting, the Internet, and the digital revolution. An additional chapter reflects on the role of communication in current international political struggles. Another chapter is devoted to the cultural influence of video games. A supplementary section, ?A Timeline of Communication and Culture,? contains more than 5,000 entries. It is the most complete and up-to-date of its subject matter in existence.

What S The Matter With The Internet

Author : Mark Poster
ISBN : 0816638357
Genre : Computers
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In What's the Matter with the Internet?, leading cultural theorist Mark Poster offers a sophisticated and astute assessment of the potential the new medium has to redefine culture and politics. Avoiding the mindless hype and meaningless jargon that has characterized much of the debate about the future of the Web, he details what truly distinguishes the Internet from other media and the implications these novel properties have for such vital issues as authorship, national identity and global citizenship, the fate of ethnicity and race, and democracy. Arguing that the Internet demands a social and cultural theory appropriate to the specific qualities of cyberspace, Poster reformulates the ideas of thinkers associated with our understanding of post-modern culture and the media (including Foucault, Deleuze, Heidegger, Baudrillard, and Derrida) to account for and illuminate the virtual world, paying particular attention to its political dimensions and the nature of identity. In this innovative analysis, Poster acknowledges that although the colonization of the Internet by corporations and governments does threaten to retard its capacity to bring about genuine change, the new medium is still capable of transforming both contemporary social practices and the way we see the world and ourselves.

The Multilingual Internet

Author : Susan C. Herring
ISBN : 9780195304800
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Devoted to analysing internet related CMC in languages other than English, this volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, gender issues, and so on.

Masters Of The Word

Author : William J. Bernstein
ISBN : 9780802193445
Genre : History
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A captivating, illuminating, and sweeping historical narrative revealing the fascinating role media has played throughout the course of history. In “an engaging mix of theory, fact and enlightenment from across the millennia that wears its rich scholarship lightly,” Masters of the Word explains how new communication technologies and in particular our access to them, impacted human society (The Guardian). Writing was born thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. Spreading to Sumer, and then Egypt, this revolutionary tool allowed rulers to extend their control far and wide, giving rise to the world’s first empires. When Phoenician traders took their alphabet to Greece, literacy’s first boom led to the birth of drama and democracy. In Rome, it helped spell the downfall of the Republic. Later, medieval scriptoria and vernacular bibles gave rise to religious dissent, and with the combination of cheaper paper and Gutenberg’s printing press, the fuse of Reformation was lit. The Industrial Revolution brought the telegraph and the steam driven printing press, allowing information to move faster than ever before and to reach an even larger audience. But along with radio and television, these new technologies were more easily exploited by the powerful, as seen in Germany, the Soviet Union, even Rwanda, where radio incited genocide. With the rise of carbon duplicates (Russian samizdat), photocopying (the Pentagon Papers), the internet, social media and cell phones (the recent Arab Spring) more people have access to communications, making the world more connected than ever before. This “accessible, quite enjoyable, and highly informative read” will change the way you look at technology, history, and power (Booklist). “[Bernstein] enables us to see what remains the same, even as much has changed.” —Library Journal, “Editors’ Picks” “Riveting and thoroughly researched, it brims with interesting ideas and astonishing connections.” —Phil Lapsley, author of Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell “[Bernstein’s] narrative is succinct and extremely well sourced. . . . [He] reminds us of a number of technologies whose changed roles are less widely chronicled in conventional histories of the media.” —Irish Times

From Jesus To The Internet

Author : Peter Horsfield
ISBN : 9781118447383
Genre : Religion
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From Jesus to the Internet examines Christianity as a mediated phenomenon, paying particular attention to how various forms of media have influenced and developed the Christian tradition over the centuries. It is the first systematic survey of this topic and the author provides those studying or interested in the intersection of religion and media with a lively and engaging chronological narrative. With insights into some of Christianity s most hotly debated contemporary issues, this book provides a much-needed historical basis for this interdisciplinary field.

Drafting Internet Agreements

Author : Gregory J. Battersby
ISBN : 9780735598966
Genre : Law
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Drafting Internet Agreements, Second Edition is the most comprehensive single volume collection of annotated forms for the internet. The book also offers valuable insights for business executives who want to know how internet transactions are structured and how to negotiate the best deals. This easy-to-use reference with accompanying CD-ROM offers instant access to more than 40 sample agreements for every area of internet practice including: Internet advertising Internet consulting Electronic commerce Internet joint ventures Internet licensing Technology development Website agreements And more Each form has been developed by the authors or other experienced internet law practitioners and has been used in actual transactions. Organized by type of transaction, each chapter includes a full agreement that illustrates the entire transaction as a seamless whole, as well as a variety of agreements for closely related issues. For each form, the authors provide a brief overview, an analysis of the different kinds of forms that relate to the topic, and a description of the form's applicability and use. Coverage includes: Developing the content portion of the website Seeking intellectual property protection of website content Resolving domain name disputes Seeking to recover a domain name to which you have rights Linking a website to other sites Raising capital to develop and operate a site Marketing the Internet site Selling advertising on the internet site And more. A andquot;Practice Tipsandquot; section before each form identifies the andquot;hot spotsandquot; that are likely to arise during the transaction, and offers guidance on resolving these hotly negotiated provisions quickly. Detailed checklists assist in drafting the final agreement. Drafting Internet Agreements, Second Edition also includes a free companion CD-ROM containing over 40 forms presented in the guide, making it easy to incorporate the forms into a word processing program.

The Alphabet Versus The Goddess

Author : Leonard Shlain
ISBN : 9781101573914
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values. Writing drove cultures toward linear left-brain thinking and this shift upset the balance between men and women, initiating the decline of the feminine and ushering in patriarchal rule. Examining the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians, and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets ancient myths and parables in light of his theory. Provocative and inspiring, this book is a paradigm-shattering work that will transform your view of history and the mind.

Microsoft Powerpoint R Simple Projects

Author : Jan Ray
ISBN : 9781576907313
Genre : Computers
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Focal Illustrated Dictionary Of Telecommunications

Author : Xerxes Mazda
ISBN : 9781136121029
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Focal Illustrated dictionary of Telecommunications is an invaluable resource for anyone studying, entering, or already working in the telecommunications industry. * Written by experts with specialist knowledge * Contains essential data for on-the-job use * Includes over 6,000 terms, definitions and acronyms * Has over 350 line drawings * The most comprehensive reference source of this nature A Technical Manager for Nortel Networks, Fraidoon Mazda has held various senior technical posts within the electronics and telecommunications industries. He is editor of the Telcommunications Engineer's Reference Book, now in its second edition, and has also edited a series of eight pocketbooks derived from this major work. Since obtaining his PhD from Cambridge University, Dr. Xerxes Mazda has worked at the Science Museum, London, in various research and management positions. He is currently the Associate Curator of Communications.

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